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Continental Seeds

Continental Seeds is one of Africa’s innovative seed company geared to offering top quality seeds to growers. Founded in 2012 in Kenya as a family business, we have progressed to become one of the fastest growing seeds companies in Africa. Our partnership with leading international plant breeders, innovative research, a robust product development program and a keen understanding of local growing conditions, enable us provide growers with seeds of high quality and distinct added value. This brings enhanced profits and success to our growers and distribution partners. Our Mission We provide seeds of high quality to growers through innovative product development and a keen understanding of local growing conditions. Our Vision To be the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of quality innovative seeds in Africa and beyond.Our Core Values Our Core Values Quality – our brand stands for quality seeds with unique characteristics. Reliability – our operations are anchored on strong business values, prompt service delivery and above all, love for our products and pride in our growers Flexibility – We carefully listen to our distributors and growers to understand their particular needs and requirements and endeavor to offer them tailored solutions.Our Seeds Our Seeds Our wide range of vegetable seeds varieties are carefully selected in local screening and field demo trials across Africa and corresponding breeding locations by our seeds suppliers. We carefully source and select varieties that have unique characteristics such as tolerance to common pests and diseases, high germination vigour, short day maturity and higher yield with an aim of giving growers maximum profitability.

Detroit Dark Red


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Detroit Dark Red

Detroit Dark Red is a classic beetroot variety known for its deep red colour and sweet, earthy flavor. It is highly valued for its nutritional content and culinary versatility.


  • Intense red flesh that retains its color when cooked.
  • Round, smooth roots ideal for fresh market sales and processing.
  • High in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Performs well in a range of soil types and climates.


Perfect for salads, roasting, pickling, and juicing.

Consumed for its health benefits, including improved digestion and cardiovascular support.

Application and Storage

  • Sow seeds 1-2 cm deep, spacing plants 5-10 cm apart in rows 30-45 cm apart.
  • Requires regular watering to maintain soil moisture, especially during dry periods.
  • Store harvested beets in a cool, dark place. Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.


Open-pollinated, heirloom seeds ensuring genetic purity and taste consistency.


Cucumber Marketmore

Cucumber Marketmore is a widely cultivated cucumber variety known for its resilience and consistent production. It is ideal for both outdoor and greenhouse cultivation in Kenya.


  • Produces abundant, uniform fruits.
  • Resistant to common cucumber diseases such as downy mildew and cucumber mosaic virus.
  • Suitable for fresh consumption and pickling.
  • Firm and crunchy, making it a favorite in salads and snacks.


  • Ideal for fresh salads, sandwiches, and pickles.
  • Highly marketable due to its uniform size and appealing texture.

Application and Storage

    • Sow seeds 1-2 cm deep, spacing plants 30-45 cm apart in rows 90-120 cm apart.
    • Requires consistent watering, especially during fruit development.
    • Store in a cool, humid environment to maintain freshness.
Protein 15g 23% 30g 30g
Vitamin D 0mcg 23% 0mcg 0mcg
Calcium 320mg 23% 320mg 320mg
Iron 1.6mg 23% 1.6mg 1.6mg
Potassium 510mg 23% 510mg 510mg
Calories 280 23% 280 280
Total Fat 9g 12% 9g 9g
Saturated Fat 4.5g 37% 4.5g 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g 12% 0g 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 14% 35mg 35mg

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